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Peter Parros
Born November 11, 1960 (1960-11-11) (age 49)
United States Brooklyn, New York U.S.
Spouse(s) Jerri Morgan (1985-Present) 2 Children

Peter Parros (born November 11, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor and screenwriter. His acting credits include stage, screen and television, but he may be most recognized for his nearly decade-long portrayal of Dr. Ben Harris on the CBS soap As the World Turns.

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Biography

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Early life

Peter Parros was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Los Angeles, California and Salt Lake City, Utah. He became interested in acting and the film industry after holding a job with a company that created special effects miniatures. When interviewed, he referred to the initial stages of his acting endeavor as being completely different than what other actors and actresses found. He said, "What drew me in wasn't the Shakespearean quality of acting. I was going to be the black Arnold Schwarzenegger." [1]. He then became an editor for the magazine "International Modeler," and went to school to be a dental technician.

Career

Initially, Parros acted solely in theater. Eventually, he found minor success on screen. In 1984, Parros landed his first television role as Michael, Tootie's cousin, in The Facts of Life.

He also appeared in the CBS situation comedy "The Family Man." The main character was a fireman, and Parros played his friend, also a fireman.

Thereafter, Parros was cast in several popular American soap operas. He appeared on Santa Barbara in 1992, One Life to Live as the second Dr. Ben Price 1994-1995 and As the World Turns as Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Robert Harris from 1996-2005.

Parros' first regular series role was in the 1980s TV series Knight Rider as "RC3", a.k.a. Reginald Cornelius III; he appeared in the fourth and final season of the series.

Parros has made guest appearances on such TV shows as Charles in Charge, Star Trek: The Next Generation and New York Undercover.

In addition to his acting, Parros has written the scripts of two movies: Something to Sing About and Harlem Sistas Double Dutch.

Personal life

Parros has been married to actress Jerri Morgan since 1985. They have a son and a daughter, and currently live in Bloomfield, New Jersey. [2]

He owns the production company, Ten Talents Productions, which produces television shows for the Black Family Channel. Parros also occupies his time with the "Faith in Action" program, which supports development of new farming techniques, reforestation of land, and other agricultural projects, which promote growth and prosperity in Haiti

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1985 Real Genius Air Force SP at Gate
1986 A Little Off Mark Mark
1987 Death Before Dishonor James
2007 The Weekend Jacob's Dad
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Facts of Life Michael Episode: Crossing the Line
1985 Anything for Love 2nd Waiter Unsold TV-Pilot
1985–1986 Knight Rider 'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III
1985, 1988 Charles in Charge Eddie Dootabuta
Eugene
Episode: Charles 'R' Us
Episode: Yesterday Cafe
1988 Ladykillers Zak ABC TV-Movie
1989 1st & Ten Episode: Final Bow
Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactics Officer Episode: A Matter of Honor
227 Pizza Man Episode: The Bet
1990 Adam 12 Officer Gus Grant
The Family Man Eddie Cooper
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Gordon Jones TNT TV-Movie
1992 Seinfeld Officer #2 Episode: The Trip (2)
Santa Barbara Dane
1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Troy Episode: Unforgettable
1994 Step by Step George Episode: Pretty Woman
1994–1995 One Life to Live Dr. Ben Price#2
1996 New York Undercover Stan Episode: A Time to Kill
1996–2005 and 2009- As the World Turns Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Robert Harris Image Award (nominated-2)
Soap Opera Digest Awards (nominated)
2005 CSI: Miami James Johnson Episode: Felony Flight
2007 Bones Officer at Scene Episode: The Man at the Mansion
2008 Law & Order Judge Matthew Alden Episode: Misbegotten
Episode: Tango

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